The Album John Lennon Signed for Mark David Chapman Is Being Sold Online
Saturday marked the 32nd anniversary of the day JOHN LENNON was assassinated by MARK DAVID CHAPMAN. Now, the album that John signed for Chapman just hours before the shooting is being sold online. It's a copy of John and YOKO ONO'S "Double Fantasy" album, which came out just three weeks before he was killed.
In addition to John's signature on the cover, with the date "1980", it has Chapman's "forensically enhanced fingerprints." It also has the marking "WJT-2", which is some code from when it was used as evidence.
There's no word how much it's expected to bring. (Here are some pictures of it, along with the infamous picture of John signing the album for Chapman.) (Photo Source #1) (Photo Source #2)
The signed album was originally acquired by a BEATLES fan who found it outside John's home in New York after the murder. It was sold to a private buyer in 1999, and was sold again in 2003. At that time, the reserve price was set at $525,000. (It's unclear if that was the final price of the sale.)
You can find the listing at MomentsInTime.com. By the way, Chapman was denied parole for a seventh time back in August, and he'll probably be denied again the next time, in August of 2014.